David Michaels

George Washington University
United States

David Michaels, an epidemiologist and Professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health, served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2009-2017, the longest serving in OSHA’s history. He was Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety and Health 1998-2001. Much of his work focuses on protecting the integrity of the science underpinning public health, safety, and environmental protections and is author of “Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health” and “The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception” (Oxford University Press, 2020).